Azuki Furuya graduated with an MFA from Brooklyn College in 2019, where she studied with Derrick Adams. Previously, Furuya had received art degrees from Tama Art University in Tokyo, and University of the Arts in London. Born in Sapporo, Japan, she lives and works in Tokyo and New York. Furuya’s ingenious works on paper explore the fragility of memory, with the material process itself as a form of storytelling.
After drawing the composition from a photograph on a wooden or metal board, Furuya builds it up with layered bits of colored paper, magazine cutouts and fragments of the photograph, then meticulously sands down the papered surface until it is exposed like a derelict billboard, and paints inside and around the contours. The resulting artworks are highly textured and luminous, a testament to precariousness and persistence of life, memory and myth.
@ courtesy of FRIDMAN Gallery & the artist
- Fragility at Fridman Gallery, New York (2020)
- Drifting Off in a Bathtub, Walking up in a Water Tank, at "HERE art Center", New York, US (2021)
- THE PRIVILEGE OF GETTING TOGETHER Vol.1 at REGULAR•NORMAL, New York, USA (2020)
- SHOWFIELDS x Larry Ossei-Mensah, Collaborative project (2020)
- THE GOOD FIGHT - Brooklyn College MFA Thesis Exhibition at 601Artspace, New York (2019)
- Collaborative Art Performance at Suit Greenpoint, New York, USA (2017)
- University Exhibition at the National Art Center, Japan (2014)
- University Exhibition at Tama Art University, Japan (2014
- Azuki Furuya and Moe Tanaka at Galerie H, Japan (2013)
- Art Fair Tokyo with OTI Over The Influence Gallery, Japan (2022)
- at NADA - New Art Dealer Alliance during Miami Art Week, with OTI Over the Influence Gallery, USA (2021)
- ONE AFTER NINETEEN at the Independet Art Fair during Armory Week, with REGULAR•NORMAL, New York, USA (2021)
Azuki Furuya was exhibited by FRIDMAN GALLERY.